Critical Appraisal Skills Programme

Online Training Courses

CASP has created a series of short online learning modules on topics relating to critical appraisals so that you can increase confidence when reading research, but in your own time and space.

CASP lead trainer, Erica Ison has developed these online training resources in response to increasing demand for accessible learning modules in a time when critical appraisal skills are more important than ever.


Who are these online training courses for?

These short online courses are designed for all healthcare professionals including medics, dentists, nurses, midwives, paramedics, radiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists. It will be relevant to any stage of a career. Established professionals may look to complete the course as evidence of CPD and for their portfolios, and the skills will also be highly relevant to junior staff, trainees, and undergraduate/postgraduate students.

We believe that critical appraisal skills are important for decision making at any point, nor just for your professional life but also your personal life.

Our online training courses are also helpful for healthcare educational researchers and any other learners who:

  • Need to critically appraise and stay abreast of the healthcare research literature as part of their clinical duties.
  • Are considering carrying out research & developing their own research projects.
  • Make decisions in their role, whether that be policy making or patient facing.

Benefits

  • Self directed study, complete in your own time and when it suits you
  • Access to our online courses lasts for 12 months so you can revisit areas you aren’t sure of
  • Certificate after each module has been completed will work towards your CPD

Our courses

Introduction to critical appraisal & CASP

Course details at a glance:

  • Training method: Online training. Learners can progress at their own pace.
  • Duration: This course is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Access to module: Access is 12 months from the date purchase, and you can revisit the content at any time within this.
  • Certification: On completion of the course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion which you can keep in your CPD record.
  • Cost: £6 (inc. VAT)

Price: £6.00 (inc VAT)

Introduction to the critical appraisal of randomised controlled trials

Course details at a glance:

  • Training method: Online training. Learners can progress at their own pace.
  • Duration: This course is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Access to module: Access is 12 months from the date purchase.
  • Certification: On completion of the course you will automatically receive a certificate of completion which you can keep in your CPD record.
  • Cost:£15 (inc. VAT)

Price: £15 (inc. VAT)

How to use a CASP randomised controlled trial (RCT) checklist

Course details at a glance:

  • Training method: Online training. Learners can progress at their own pace.
  • Duration: This course is approximately 2 hours; this includes reading the research paper that you will be appraising using the CASP checklist.
  • Access to module: Access is 12 months from the date purchase, and you can revisit the content at any time within this.
  • Certification: On completion of the course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion which you can keep in your CPD record.
  • Cost:£15 (inc. VAT)

Price: £15 (inc. VAT)

Finding and Searching for Evidence

Course details at a glance:

  • Training method: Online training. Learners can progress at their own pace.
  • Duration: This course is approximately 2 hours.
  • Access to module: Access is 12 months from the date of purchase, and you can revisit the content at any time within this.
  • Certification: On completion of the course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion which you can keep in your CPD record.
  • Cost: £45 (inc. VAT)

Price: £45 (inc. VAT)

Making Sense of Results: Measures of Effectiveness in Randomised Controlled Trials

Course details at a glance:

  • Training method: Online training. Learners can progress at their own pace.
  • Duration: This course is approximately 25 minutes long.
  • Access to module: Access is 12 months from the date purchase, and you can revisit the content at any time within this.
  • Certification: On completion of the course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion which you can keep in your CPD record.
  • Cost: £15 (inc. VAT)

Price: £15 (inc. VAT)

RCT Module Bundle

This module bundle package includes:

Duration: 2hrs 6mins Approx.
Access to module: 12 months from purchase
Price: £37.50 (Excluding VAT)

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Testimonials

  • The content was relevant. The use of simple examples to illustrate the importance of critical appraisal in relation to patient care. The Treatment of Scurvy Story was a great illustration to explain some of the factors which may affect the implementation of research findings. This was a game changer for me and I will use this example to illustrate why it sometimes takes ages for research findings to change clinical practice..

  • 1. Good introduction to critical appraisal 2. Simple language, easy to learn, adequate pace

  • Very clear lessons. Detailed and comprehensive explanations. Practical and with good examples.

  • I liked that the content was clear, concise and useful. Gave both theoretical and practical knowledge and gave the necessary tools to use when critically appraising an RCT.

  • Clear definitions and explanations. Statistics will always befuddle me, but this made sense.


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